The National Farm Attractions Network (NFAN) has announced the shortlist for its annual awards.
The winners will be announced on Wednesday 1 February 2017 at a glittering dinner as part of a three day annual conference and trade exhibition in Brighton. The annual gathering of farm attraction owners and industry suppliers is the highlight event of the year and includes visits to two nearby farm attractions, trade exhibition and conference.
Colin Evans, NFAN Chairman, said: “With over 20 million visits annually, farm attractions are one of the success stories of UK domestic tourism. Our members provide jobs for over 6,000 people, and in the rural communities where they are based will often be one of the largest employers. We welcome hundreds of thousands of school children a year onto our farms to teach them about farming and show them where their food comes from.
“The NFAN annual awards celebrate the best of the best in the farm attractions sector; the educators and the innovators, the award winning farm restaurants and the customer service champions. We also recognise the key role played by our industry partners, from the architects and designers to play equipment manufacturers with our Trade Supplier of the Year award.”
The full list of finalists and details about the Brighton conference and trade exhibition can be found on the NFAN website.